Ballet Arizona is the official professional ballet company of Arizona. We are proud to be your friends, your neighbors, and your dancers. http://blog.balletaz.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ari-Fountain.png 554 1070 Dana Manners /wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo-balletaz-white.png Dana Manners2017-10-12 11:04:022017-10-12 11:04:02Your City, Your Company
For me, ballet has always served as a creative and inspirational outlet. Now, ballet has helped me build a greater community as a young professional in Phoenix. http://blog.balletaz.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Ballet-Barre-pic-1.jpg 549 1100 Dana Manners /wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo-balletaz-white.png Dana Manners2017-09-21 12:59:092017-10-12 11:04:58Cultivating the Next Generation of Arts Patrons
Dance comes in all shapes, sizes and there is no limit to who can experience it and the emotions it brings out of you. As a dancer, dance can bring you pure joy and the incredible feeling of accomplishment when you’ve danced your best on-stage. http://blog.balletaz.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/121101_baz_3494.jpg 549 1100 Dana Manners /wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo-balletaz-white.png Dana Manners2017-07-26 17:05:392017-08-22 12:42:22Viva la Dance with Natalie Salvione
George Balanchine may not have been born in America, but his story is an All-American tale of an immigrant who comes to America, works hard, follows his passions, and finds fame and an enduring love for the country and culture. http://blog.balletaz.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BA_Balanchine_17-1875-by_iziliaev.jpg 550 1100 Dana Manners /wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo-balletaz-white.png Dana Manners2017-06-29 13:19:182017-07-20 12:45:18Celebrating the Father of American Ballet
Ballet does not recognize color or nationality. Ballet is an international language. It is a language that every dancer speaks. It doesn’t matter if you are from the United States, Madagascar or India. A plié is plié. An arabesque is an arabesque. http://blog.balletaz.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/13-14-SI-Brianne-Bland-11.jpg 551 1100 Dana Manners /wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo-balletaz-white.png Dana Manners2017-06-08 14:19:332017-07-20 12:45:51SBAZ Now Accepting International Students - by Carlos Valcárcel
I was most touched by the fun the dancers had while performing this piece. It was evident on their faces, and was contagious for the crowd. I know I am not alone when I say Topia is the perfect end to a successful and engaging season! http://blog.balletaz.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BA_topia_17-1129-by_iziliaev.jpg 500 1000 Dana Manners /wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo-balletaz-white.png Dana Manners2017-06-01 16:15:072017-06-22 15:28:49An Evening Celebrating "Topia"
You have taught me how powerful one person can be. Your contributions inspire our artistic vision and help support Ballet Arizona financially. However, the gift of your time, voice and passion are equally important. http://blog.balletaz.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Schiffner_Adrienne-Turner_Samantha.jpg 551 1100 Dana Manners /wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo-balletaz-white.png Dana Manners2017-05-10 15:56:222017-06-29 13:21:13The Power of You - with Samantha Turner
Thank you for being such an instrumental part of Ballet Arizona’s 2016-2017 season. Together we’ve traveled the world - from India to Verona to Rio. We are thrilled to conclude our season at Desert Botanical Garden this May with "Topia" and hope to see you at "All Balanchine" this week. http://blog.balletaz.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MV130504_baz_2113.jpg 550 1100 Dana Manners /wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo-balletaz-white.png Dana Manners2017-05-10 15:26:032017-06-01 16:14:46Behind the Scenes with Ib Andersen: "All Balanchine" & "Topia"
In the evening I volunteered to do the costumes for a street theater group, and there I learned how to make something out of nothing and how to observe the way fabrics move, and how the director and the actors work. http://blog.balletaz.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_3912.jpg 549 1100 Dana Manners /wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo-balletaz-white.png Dana Manners2017-05-04 15:17:142017-05-18 13:12:22Behind The Scenes: Costume Director Leonor Texidor